from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of blinking.
- n. A blink or twinkle: the twinkling of a starry sky.
- n. The time it takes to blink once; an instant: disappeared in the twinkling of an eye.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Sparkling intermittently.
- n. A shining with fast intermittent light.
- n. The time it takes to blink the eyes.
- v. Present participle of twinkle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of one who, or of that which, twinkles; a quick movement of the eye; a wink; a twinkle.
- n. A shining with intermitted light; a scintillation; a sparkling.
- n. The time of a wink; a moment; an instant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who or that which twinkles; especially, a quick twitching or fluttering movement of the eye; a wink.
- n. The phenomenon of scintillation of the fixed stars, consisting of fluctuations of light and of color at the rate of from fifty to a hundred per second. ;
- n. The time required for one twinkle or wink, as of the eye; a flash; hence, a very short time.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. shining intermittently with a sparkling light
- n. a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
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